Ecoark (OTCQX: EARK), a diversified holding company, today announced that Stephen Dacus has joined the company as General Counsel. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs, acquisition structuring and legal diligence, and providing counsel to the board of directors, CEO and senior management.
“Bringing our legal counsel in-house is critical at this stage of our company’s aggressive growth plan,” said Jay Puchir, CEO of Ecoark. “As we transition towards an acquisitive holding company with decentralized subsidiaries, an in-house legal counsel will allow us to efficiently manage the deal structuring and vetting process for multiple acquisition targets simultaneously. Stephen is a bright, successful, disciplined thinker who will be instrumental in advising the team on strategic decisions.”
Stephen started his legal career as an associate in the Dallas, Texas office of the international law firm K&L Gates LLP. Immediately prior to joining Ecoark, Stephen was a partner at the national law firm Kutak Rock LLP in the firm’s Fayetteville, Arkansas office. He has represented a wide variety of businesses – from local employers and entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies and international businesses – on a broad range of matters. Within his legal practice, Stephen focused on general civil and complex commercial litigation, representing diverse companies in varied industries in state, federal and appellate court litigation, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Stephen has a degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma, and received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
About Ecoark Holdings Inc.
Founded in 2011, Ecoark Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company focused on delivering long-term shareholder value. The company currently has five subsidiaries: Zest Labs, 440labs, Pioneer Products, Sable Polymer Solutions and Magnolia Solar. For more information, please visit www.ecoarkusa.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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